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Today's News

  • This GOP isn’t your grandmother’s party

    By Jon Park

     

    If there is anything we are learning as we study the last few years, it is not that the Republican Party needs to change or adapt to a changing world, no, it is that we need to do a better job of getting our message out. Henry County is a prime example of that.

    As I talked to Henry Countians at festivals and fairs this summer, we are not that far apart in our political ideology. Henry Countians are conservative.

  • Real change must be at state, federal levels

    Submitted by
    Harold Bratton

    Joe Yates is my attorney and friend. Sometimes friends don’t agree on things. Joe and I are like oil and water when it comes to our political views.

    I have been reading Joe’s columns since they began appearing in the Henry County Local. During that time I have found myself disagreeing with him more than not. After last week’s column I decided to write a rebuttal.

  • Civility is important everywhere

     By Lance Minnis

    An incident occurred today that really got me thinking about how we behave.

    I know some will scoff and call me a fuddy duddy or worse, and some may get mad because they see themselves in what I am about to say. Heck, I see myself in it at times, which only makes the point stronger.

  • September is a busy month for the chamber
  • Add a little green to your golden years

    The recent economic recession has many people nervous about whether they have planned or are planning well enough for retirement. If you’re worried about not having enough money to last through your golden years, you’re not alone. With life expectancies longer than ever, six out of 10 baby boomers fear outliving their retirement funds more than they fear dying.

  • Henry County students attend UK prospect roundup

    Eight Henry County teens participated in the UK College of Agriculture Prospective Student Roundup on Sept. 5.

    Those in attendance were: Ashley Craigmyle, Haley Spencer, Brook Mahoney, Alex Beckley, Shayna Jeffries, Nacona Jeffries, Austin Payton, and Justin Yount.

    The students registered for tours of programs within the college. During the event prospective students meet with professors and were able to ask them questions about different fields of study.

  • Public Record for the week of September 18

    Marriages

    Elizabeth Ann McGuire, 40, Eminence, to John Thomas Davis, 39, Eminence.

    Megan Nicole Blair, 30, La Grange, to Jeremy Paul Lyons, 29, Pleasureville.

    Megan Michelle Colston, 23, New Castle, to Gage Allen Bohannon, 22, Eminence.

    Property Transfers

    Kathy Ann Wright, Pewee Valley, to David Paul and Kristy Jo Meullins, Smithfield. Lot No. 27 of Bart Smith Property, Section No. 2; $185,000.

  • Hamilton joins EPD

    Dustin Hamilton always wanted to work in law enforcement.

    Hamilton recently joined the Eminence Police Department after working as a deputy for the Henry County Sheriff’s Department. As a deputy, Hamilton worked security at the courthouse, did patrol work and served summons. Hamilton calls Eminence home, which made his decision to pursue a job with Eminence much easier.

  • Bakery spices up P’ville

    Clara Yoder loves baking and isn’t afraid to try new recipes.

    Yoder opened Clara’s Baked Goods on Pleasureville Day at 1118 Main Street in Pleasureville with a welcoming reception from the community and attendees. The store opened at 8 a.m. and was sold out by noon. Clara’s Baked Goods will open Friday and Saturdays until her business grows. Yoder does all the baking herself.

  • HCHS grad makes film

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

    Henry County High School graduate Kasey Beggs wants to take you on a trip that began in small town with big dreams in film.

    Beggs graduated from HCHS in 2009 and recently from Wright State University’s film school in Dayton, Ohio. She is the producer and editor for the short film Trip, currently in postproduction.

    Filmmaking caught Beggs’ interest early in life. She knew she wanted to be a filmmaker since middle school.